Wireless & Mobile Communications Questions & Answers – 4G Network Architecture

This set of Wireless & Mobile Communications Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “4G Network Architecture”.

1. Which type of cell provides the best level of service for average subscribers?
a) Acceptance cell
b) Barred cell
c) Reserved cell
d) Suitable cell
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Answer: d
Explanation: A suitable cell is a cell on which the UE may camp on to obtain normal service. The UE shall have a valid USIM and such a cell shall fulfil all the following requirements. It provides the best level of service for average subscribers.

2. With the normal cyclic prefix, how many symbols are contained in 1 frame?
a) 7
b) 140
c) 12
d) 40
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Answer: b
Explanation: There are two different type of Cyclic Prefix. One is normal Cyclic Prefix and the other is ‘Extended Cyclic Prefix’ which is longer than the Normal Cyclic Prefix. Normal cyclic prefix contains 140 symbols in 1 frame.

3. What is the PBCH scrambled with?
a) Current frame number
b) Physical cell ID
d) Not scrambled
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Answer: b
Explanation: The PBCH is scrambled prior to modulation with a cell-specific sequence that depends on the cells’ identity. In contrast to the synchronization signals, the PBCH is transmitted on the 72 reserved subcarriers, which are QPSK-modulated.

4. What is the length of the shortest possible PDCCH in bits?
a) 144
b) 288
c) 72
d) 576
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Answer: c
Explanation: PDCCH is a physical channel that carries downlink control information (DCI). Shortest possible PDCCH is 72 bits.

5. What is the average uploading speed of 4G LTE network?
a) 1-3 Gbps
b) 2-5 Gbps
c) 1-3 Mbps
d) 2-5 Mbps
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Answer: d
Explanation: Verizon 4G LTE wireless broadband is 10 times faster than 3G able to handle download speeds between 5 and 12 Mbps (Megabits per second) and upload speeds between 2 and 5 Mbps.
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6. Which of the following is not a part of the characteristic of 4G network?
a) Multirate management
b) Fully converged services
c) Software dependency
d) Diverse user devices
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Answer: a
Explanation: 4G is the fourth generation of broadband cellular network technology, succeeding 3G. Its characteristics include fully converged services, software dependency and diverse user devices.

7. What does SGSN stands for?
a) Serving GPRS Support Node
b) Supporting GGSN Support Node
c) Supporting GPRS Support Node
d) Supporting Gateway Support Node
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Answer: a
Explanation: The Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) is a main component of the GPRS network, which handles all packet switched data within the network, e.g. the mobility management and authentication of the users. The SGSN performs the same functions as the MSC for voice traffic.

8. What location management feature is supported by 4G?
a) Concatenated Location Registration
b) Concurrent Location Register
c) Concatenated Management
d) Collated Location Registration
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Answer: a
Explanation: 4G supports concatenated location registration. Concatenated location registration reports to the network that they are concatenated to a common object.

9. In 2007 ____________ announced its plan to transmit its network to 4G standard LTE with joint efforts of Vodafone group.
a) Verizon Wireless
b) AirTouch
c) Netflix
d) V Cast
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Answer: a
Explanation: In 2007, Verizon announced plans to develop and deploy its fourth generation mobile broadband network using LTE, the technology developed within the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards organization.

10. Hybrid ARQ is part of the ____________ layer.
b) RLC
c) MAC
d) PHY
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Answer: c
Explanation: Hybrid automatic repeat request (hybrid ARQ or HARQ) is a combination of high-rate forward error-correcting coding and ARQ error-control. It is part of the MAC layer.

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